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Elder Summit In Anchorage

Feb 5, 2016

Elder Summit
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The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association & Eastern Aleutian Tribes are hosting a Tribal Eldercare Services Summit, February 17th- 19th, 2016 at the Lakefront (Millennium) Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. This much anticipated summit has been specifically coordinated to develop culturally appropriate and sustainable solutions, share innovative programs through best practices amongst tribal Elder services around the state and network among stakeholders.

With the State of Alaska having the fastest growing Elder population in the United States and the strain to accommodate current Elders aging due to lack of resources, now is the time to strategize together to support your communities. The summit will prepare the partnerships needed to develop strong Eldercare services and resources beginning from the local level. Due to fiscal uncertainty, the State of Alaska with the need with collaboration, networking and leveraging of resources is vital. This summit will educate and clearly showcase the paths, funding resources and needed resources to meet the needs of our Elders.

Day one will focus on “Setting the Course” –understanding the Long Term Care Continuum like nursing homes, assisted living homes, transportation and congregate; Day two will focus on “What we found along our course”- Elder care success and best practices in rural Alaska; and Day three will focus on “Taking action: Developing strategies to fill gaps in our communities.

With knowledgeable speakers from the State of Alaska, Indian Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and many Eldercare leaders from rural Alaska, the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands region will be able to begin making educated and well informed decisions on how to develop, sustain and enhance Eldercare services and resources.

Please join us and participate in this first-ever Tribal Eldercare Services Summit. Travel scholarship applications are available by visiting the website; www.apiai.org/eldersummit or in person at the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska at (907) 581-2920 or the Oonalaska Wellness Center at (907) 581-2742.